Australian Hunk Chris Hemsworth's Backstory
By ROBERT PACE
September 15, 2013
In a matter of a few years, Chris Hemsworth has rapidly established himself as a lead actor, most notably holding the titular role in Thor. Before he stars in yet another film, let's take a look at the Australian actor's backstory.
The 30-year-old actor, who was born in Melbourne, began working on the Australian soap opera Home and Away in 2004 as a character named "Kim."
In pursuit of his dreams of becoming a Hollywood actor, Hemsworth moved to the U.S. and landed himself a role in the first film of the recent Star Trek revival after months of searching for work.
A few films later, he secured his first major starring role as the titular character in Thor, which proved to launch his acting career.
Watch the video above for more on Hemsworth's backstory, and check him out on the big screen in Rush starting September 27.